Thursday, July 12, 2012

Spotlight Tutorial with Danielle Lounds: Bazzill Swatches with Copic marker matches

Hello everyone!  It is Danielle Lounds popping in with a quick spotlight on making a tag book of Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock swatches complete with coordinating Copic marker matches.  There are also spots for adding ink matches and Distress Marker matches.

I originally posted this on my blog but thought it would be useful here! :) To start, here is a picture of the completed swatch book:


I do still need to work on matching ink pads, but since I usually stamp in black and then color having matching inks wasn’t a high priority. I did add a few Distress Inks, like below:


How I created the swatches:

  • I started by designing the tags and then printing them on white cardstock. You can download a PDF of the tags (six per page) I created HERE. After printing use a trimmer to cut out the tags.
  • Then I printed the cardstock colors on clear address labels. I’ve uploaded a PDF of that document HERE. If you would like to use smaller return labels you can use the PDF HERE instead.
  • Next I cut 2 1/2” wide by 2” high pieces from each color of cardstock. I added the clear labels to each piece and trimmed off the excess (the labels a touch wider (2 5/8”) than the cardstock sample)
  • Attach cardstock samples to the tag base.
  • Color and label the boxes with your matching inks and markers. The top 3 boxes were designed to be stamped with ink and the labeled boxes to be colored in with markers.
  • Punch a small hole at the top of the tag and add the tags to a binding ring (you can find these in office supply stores).

And to make things easier, here are the markers that I thought coordinated best with the cardstock:

Distress marker: Barn Door
Copic markers: R32, R43, R46
Wax Lips:
Distress marker: Fired Brick
Copic markers: R22, R24, R29
Distress marker: Worn Lipstick
Copic markers: R81, R85, R89
Candy Hearts:
Distress markers: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Copic markers: R21, R43
Cotton Candy:
Distress marker: Spun Sugar
Copic markers: RV21, RV13, RV14
Candy Corn:
Distress marker: Spiced Marmalade
Copic markers: YR16, YR18
Circus Peanuts:
Distress marker: Spiced Marmalade
Copic markers: YR00, YR16, YR18
Gold Coins:
Distress marker: Wild Honey
Copic markers: YR21, YR23, YR27
Banana Split:
Distress marker: Wild Honey
Copic markers: Y32, Y35, Y38
Sour Lemon:
Distress marker: Mustard Seed
Copic markers: Y21, Y26
Distress marker: Forest Moss
Copic markers: YG61, YG63, YG67
Easter Grass:
Distress marker: Peeled Paint
Copic markers: YG00, YG13, YG17
Juicy Pear:
Distress marker: Shabby Shutter*
Copic markers: YG21, YG23, YG25
* I’ll admit that this is not the best match…
Distress marker: Pine Needles
Copic markers: BG32, BG49
Candy Necklace:
Distress marker: Tumbled Glass
Copic markers: BG10, BG32, BG49
Robin’s Egg:
Distress marker: Tumbled Glass
Copic markers: BG11, BG15, BG18
Distress marker: Chipped Sapphire
Copic markers: B32, B34, B39
Distress marker: Chipped Sapphire
Copic markers: B93, B97, B99
Icy Mint:
Distress marker: Stormy Sky
Copic markers: B52, B34
Jelly Bean:
Distress marker: Dusty Concord
Copic markers: BV01, BV04, BV08
Gummy Bear:
Distress marker: Dusty Concord
Copic markers: V12, V17
Rock Candy:
Distress marker: Pumice Stone
Copic markers: W3, W6, W8
Distress marker: Pumice Stone
Copic markers: W2, W4, W8
Candy Bar:
Distress marker: – no match
Copic markers: E44, E47, E49
Peanut Cluster:
Distress marker: Old Paper
Copic markers: E40, E42, E44

Notes: I have quite a few of the Copic markers but not every single color so there could be better matches. I had more difficulty matching the Distress markers since there are a limited number of colors, especially with the greens. Distress markers have a selection of greens that are… I guess *Earthy* would be the best term, whereas the Bazzill Card Shoppe greens are very bright and eye-popping. So those are definitely not the closest matches out there. ;) Also, with the coordinating Copic marker lists I bolded and italicized the marker that was the closet match to the cardstock.

Hope you find this helpful! :)  You can find all of the Bazzill cardstock in the Ribbon Carousel shop HERE.